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Source: Buffalo Review
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Knox Was Horrified”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 7 September 1901
Volume number: 19
Issue number: 79
Pagination: 7

“Knox Was Horrified.” Buffalo Review 7 Sept. 1901 v19n79: p. 7.
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McKinley assassination (public response: Pittsburgh, PA); McKinley assassination (personal response); Philander C. Knox (public statements).
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Philander C. Knox.


Knox Was Horrified


(Special to THE REVIEW.)

     PITTSBURG [sic], Pa., Sept. 6.—When the bulletins announcing the assassination of the President were posted up on the newspaper bulletin boards there were expressions of doubt as to the truth of the story. This feeling gave way to sorrow when the news was learned to be true. The streets soon became almost impassible on account of the crowds that stood in front of the bulletin boards. One bulletin said that an attempt had been made to lynch the assassin and regretful remarks were made when it was found that the alleged attempt had failed.
     Attorney-General P. C. Knox was at his house when the news was brought to him. He turned pale and almost fell to the floor when he realized that the President had been wounded.
     “I am inexpressibly shocked,” Mr. Knox finally said: “I cannot imagine how any human being could have harbored sufficient malice against the great-hearted man whom the people of this country have twice called to preside over their government.”



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